Smartshore Inflatable Shoring System

The Smartshore system comprises inflatable, elastomeric ‘cushions’ complete with adjustable trench struts to provide lateral support to the excavation. Available as two, three or four sided support, they are ideal for use within small, short term and self-supporting excavations or trenches typically associated with utility installation, maintenance or emergency repairs.

The cushions are inflated to an operating pressure of 0.65 bar (9.5 psi) using a standard site compressor and the pressure is regulated by a built-in safety valve in the cushion. Deflation utilises compressed air to completely expel the air using a Venturi Valve connected in line with the inflation hose for compact transportation and storage.


  • Low pressure, air inflated modular panels 
  • Strong, elastomeric-coated textile construction  
  • Ideal for rapid deployment 
  • Totally portable, installed in minutes


  Dimensions Inflation Pressure (psi) Weight Working Panel Pressure Safe Axial Load Capacity**
Inflatable Cushion 2150x1380
0.65 Bar (9.45) 13 kg 15 kN/m2 -
Adjustable Strut 80/100 800-1100 - 5 kg - 29kN
Adjustable Strut 110/140 1100-1400 - 7 kg - 23kN

*fully inflated
**fully extended


Technical Library

Shoring Manual for Sheeted Excavations

Shoring Manual for Sheeted Excavations

Manual for specifying equipment for sheeted excavations